Where were these views coming from?
After poking around on the internet for awhile, I discovered that the post had been the subject of a question on Yahoo! Answers: "What do you think about this article about resistance to diversity in sci-fi, and in philosophy classes?"
|Yahoos pulling a Houyhnhnm in Gulliver's Travels|
Once I became a stranger in the strange land of Yahoo! Answers, I noted an answer from a person called "Minister of Truth." The self-appointed Minister had declared my post to be "an amateurish grab-bag of clichés." I found this highly amusing, but thought I ought to respond with a counter-answer of my own to make sure that my "amateurish grab-bag of clichés" did not go undefended.
Also, I should note that the person who posted the question, going by the name "ChemFlunky," seems like a nice and thoughtful person who asks lots of interesting questions, often on gender issues. I am thankful that ChemFlunky saw fit to ask a question about my humble blog.
In poking around Yahoo! Answers, it occurred to me that the world of internet forums like Yahoo! Answers is a lot like the land of Yahoos in Gulliver's Travels (which may be a type of proto-science fiction - see this entry from the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction).
And now, having lived for a time among the Yahoos, I feel like a full citizen of the internet.